New Hampshire state parks have something to offer all year round. Your family can enjoy hiking, camping and even snowmobiling at the state parks. While the parks are a great way to spend a day (or a couple days) together, the cost of visiting can really add up. Good news, though: we found ways for you to save money!
Get Into New Hampshire State Parks for Free
New Hampshire residents who are 65 years or older can get into day-use parks for free. They are still required to pay for parking. Seniors may also visit the Flume Gorge and Aerial Tramway for free on weekdays.
Disabled veterans and military members can use the day use parks for free. Disabled veterans must be New Hampshire residents to take advantage of the free admission to the park. Military members do not have to be residents of New Hampshire.
Anyone who is employed by the state of New Hampshire receives half-price at New Hampshire state parks. Employees must show their ID card to prove they work there. If you are a New Hampshire employee, you can save money on admission, parking and even camping!
If you have a child who is five or under, they can get into the park for free. As long as you purchase an adult ticket, you won’t have to pay for their ticket. This is valid every day the parks are open, but each adult may only claim one child.
Do You Have a National Parks Pass? You Get Free Admission!
New Hampshire has teamed up with national parks to allow pass holders free admission to their state parks. If you have the pass, you get free admission to parks and free parking for one vehicle. You cannot use the pass for camping or for metered parking.
In addition to free national park admission, fourth graders in New Hampshire can visit state parks for free. Since New Hampshire state parks work with national parks, your fourth grader can simply show their Every Kid in a Park pass.
Get Discounts at New Hampshire Parks
Entrance into the parks can be between $4 and $5 depending on which park you are visiting. Some parks also require you to pay for parking when you get there. New Hampshire offers coupon books. For $24, you will receive $30 worth of coupons that you can use to get into the parks. You can use them anywhere in the parks except for campsites and parking meters. This may be a good idea if you visit often but you don’t want to shell out the money for a full year pass.
Seniors 65 and older can save money on camping at New Hampshire state parks. Seniors can save $5 per night on camping spaces except for RV spaces in the state parks. The discount does not apply on holidays or holiday weekends.
Activities in New Hampshire State Parks
With your admission into the parks, you get access to fun things like hiking, fishing, boating and relaxing on the beaches. New Hampshire even features hiking trails that are great for kids.
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